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2013-10-30 23:34:17

Camino Cinema announces the release of BE SAFE The Movie, a unique educational DVD that shows what to do and say in everyday situations with law enforcement professionals. Made by and for people with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Intellectual Disability and similar conditions, BE SAFE uses video modeling to teach key skills for interacting with the police, such as following instructions and respecting boundaries. Santa Clarita, CA (PRWEB) October 30, 2013 More and more news stories highlight...

2013-10-30 15:57:46

Interestingly, a recent study found that ischemic stress causes hyperglycemia and may worsen ischemic neuronal damage. In addition, decreased insulin sensitivity after ischemic stress seems to be involved in the development of post-ischemic glucose intolerance. However, the involvement of brain-derived neurotrophic factor in the development of glucose intolerance following ischemic stress still remains unclear. Xiaoliang Shu and colleagues from the Affiliated Dongfang Hospital of Tongji...

Researchers Uncover Mechanism For Improving Song Learning In Young Zebra Finches
2013-10-23 12:49:50

Max Planck Institute Most songbirds learn their songs from an adult model, mostly from the father. However, there are relatively large differences in the accuracy how these songs are copied. Researchers from the Max Planck Institute for Ornithology in Seewiesen now found in juvenile zebra finches a possible mechanism that is responsible for the differences in the intensity of song learning. They provided the nerve growth factor “BDNF” to the song control system in the brain. With this...

2013-10-21 23:29:28

Dr. Pinney noted that what makes NOXO’s Autism Balm™ unique is that it "is a simple, but powerful way to ‘tone down’ their overwhelming perceptions. It is successful because it targets sensitivities naturally, changing the child's perception to sensory inputs in a direct, safe way." Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) October 21, 2013 Olfactory Biosciences Corp.’s (OLFC) Chief Scientist Dr. V. Ruth Pinney invented proprietary NOXO Autism Balm™ to reduce coping behaviors....

Video Learning Helps Autism Kids Learn Social Skills
2013-10-17 13:32:24

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Researchers have developed a video-based teaching technique that could help improve important social skills in teens who have autism. Scientists writing in the journal Exceptional Children say they have developed a group video teaching technique to improve social skills among individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). This video method could be adapted by schools with limited resources to help students with the disorder. “Teaching...

2013-10-11 23:24:37

New Flash Card Teaching Kits take the concept of teaching with flash cards to a new level using the evidence-based principles of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Therapy and engaging images that stimulate a child’s desire for learning. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) October 11, 2013 Special Learning Inc., the leading global provider of mobile technology applications and educational resources for the special needs community, Special Learning, Inc. introduces the latest addition to their innovative...

2013-10-10 23:02:16

The 2013-14 season of the UC Davis MIND Institute's Minds Behind the MIND series begins in November with nationally recognized MIND Institute researchers partnering with community representatives to provide the latest information on attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), one of many neurodevelopmental disabilities studied at the MIND Institute. Subsequent presentations focus on how technology can aid people with developmental disabilities and on new findings in autism...

2013-10-02 23:30:36

Integrating ABA Therapy and Speech Pathology treatment provides more effective results for individuals with autism Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) October 02, 2013 Teach Me LLC and Therapy and Beyond is now combining ABA and Speech in order to provide a more comprehensive treatment approach for their patients. Surveys show a marked increase in the number of children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder over the last five years. Although the cause is unknown, great strides in autism research has...

2013-09-19 23:35:16

New teaching kits are designed to teach individuals with Autism, Down syndrome, and other developmental disabilities appropriate social skills to function more successfully in society. Chicago, Illinois (PRWEB) September 19, 2013 Special Learning Inc., the leading global provider of mobile technology applications and educational resources for the special needs community, announced today its newest line of educational products for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Down...


Word of the Day
abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.